The Patriots went into the halftime Sunday trailing 14-7 and lucky to not be trailing by more. Did Bill Belichick let them have it in the locker room?
"Not at all," said Ty Law, the former Patriots All-Pro cornerback now a Pats analyst for CSNNE. "There's a lot going on at halftime and there's no time for screaming and yelling."
Fellow CSNNE analyst Troy Brown, who also played for Belichick, agreed.
"Those coaches that yell and scream and yell don't know what they're looking at on the tape anyway," Brown said.
There's no magic formula, as Belichick himself said in his postgame comments. The team just has to play better. And that's what they were likely told, in a calm manner, by the coach at halftime.